Wishing you and your young patrons a wonderful year ahead - may it be filled with happiness, good health, and great books!
(Please note we are closed on Friday, 12/29 and Monday, 1/1.)
Season's readings! We will be closed next week on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday (12/25, 12/26, and 12/29), and will be open on Wednesday and Thursday (12/27 and 12/28).
Here's wishing you and your loved ones a very healthy and happy holiday season, from all of us at Penworthy!
We're heading into the last days of the year (!) and you're probably looking ahead to February and Black History Month - our "Black History Month in the Library" Pinterest board has tons of helpful (and free) resources, display ideas, and programming ideas to help you prepare.
And as we head into 2018, here's a great eSchoolNews article from two seasoned school librarians on "The biggest lessons librarians learned in 2017." Our favorite quote from the article: "Student choice is essential to help students discover their passions and flourish."
My Penworthy Pick is Squirrel's New Year's Resolution, which I love for a few reasons: the sweet story line, the message, and the adorable illustrations. Squirrel hears on the radio that it's January 1st, and time to make a New Year's Resolution! But she doesn't know what that is. So, of course, she heads to the library to find out. Along the way, her various woodland friends end up being the recipients of her helpfulness as she tries to decide what her own resolution should be, and inadvertently helps them with theirs. It all comes full circle in an adorable dinner scene with all his friends.
This is such a lovely read-aloud picture book, and a great way to introduce the concept of resolutions. It's also a nice conversation starter about how we can all make positive changes. The illustrations are clear, clean and detailed, with a cozy feel. Kids will be able to recognize each animal friend easily!
By Laura Jelinek, Penworthy Representative
Let’s hear it for the graphic novel - a wonderful (and fun) way to engage young readers, build literacy skills, and inspire an enduring love of reading. Let us count the ways:
PS: quick plug here – there are some pretty amazing choose-your-gift giveaway items with $500+ orders this month! See below.
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